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Congress, BJP, Narendra Modi, 2019 general elections

Modi magic alone won’t work in 2019. Here’s what the BJP needs to win a second term

To hope the Ram mandir will blow away all Opposition would be wishful thinking.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, 2019 general elections, Congress, Rahul Gandhi

Why using Modi’s doppelganger Abhinandan Pathak will leave Congress red-faced in elections

The Congress' enthusiasm over Pathak suggests the party is not serious about voters' issues and is instead playing childish personality games.

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Ram Temple, 2019 general elections, RSS, Dussehra speech

Dussehra speech: Why Mohan Bhagwat is back to raking up mandir, not vikas, ahead of 2019 general elections

The RSS chief has made it clear that it is Hindutva and polarisation of voters alone which can bring BJP back to power.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
2019 general elections, Congress, BJP, Ayodhya verdict

What the Ayodhya verdict before 2019 could mean for BJP, Congress

The BJP would do well to not rely on Lord Ram alone for the General Election.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Rafael, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections

How the electoral agenda has been hijacked in the run up to 2019

The campaign is centered around Modi versus Rahul. The Opposition is being drawn into this helplessly. It is an unequal battle.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
2019 general elections, BJP, Samajwadi Party, Shivpal Yadav

How the political mess in Akhilesh Yadav's party may make BJP's ride to power easy in 2019

Shivpal Yadav's announcement of a new party may harm not just Samajwadi Party, but also the prospects of a grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

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2019 general elections, 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Lse, Rahul Gandhi

Why Rahul Gandhi blaming 2014 loss on generational feud will have a bearing on 2019

With a Gandhi to his surname, the Congress president has the privilege of issuing a clean chit for himself.

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Mayawati, Deve Gowda, 2019 general elections, Mamata Banerjee

How pitch for a Bengali Prime Minister may propel Mamata Banerjee to the top chair

It is likely that she will wait till results are out to stake claim to the prime minister's chair.

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Congress, Lok Sabha elections 2019, 2019 general elections, Rahul Gandhi

How Rahul Gandhi has transformed himself to lead the charge in 2019 general elections

The Congress president has stopped being defensive, making aggressive attacks on the Narendra Modi government, calling it a regime working only for the rich.